Grantee Profile

Public / Private Ventures

Grants to Public / Private Ventures

  • $20,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — The Evaluation Roundtable seeks to improve the practice of evaluation in foundations by developing best practices and providing a forum for evaluation staff to share ideas and discuss current issues. The Evaluation Roundtable was founded by a small group of foundation evaluation directors in 1988, and serves as a resource to evaluation staff and leadership at about 50 foundations. It hosts meetings and discussions, and prepares and broadly distributes publications.

  • $35,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — To support a literature review/practice scan and program recommendations for the Chicago Public Schools Violence Prevention Middle Grades Initiative.

  • $20,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)


    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — To support the Youth Development Directions project.

  • $1,500,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — To assess whether mobility strategies increase access to work for the urban poor (over four years).

  • $150,000

    1995 (Inactive Grant)


    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — To support research activities related to the Community Change for Youth Development Initiative (over three years).

  • $250,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — To design a national multisite demonstration of a mobility strategy to connect inner-city residents to suburban jobs by overcoming key barriers between cities and suburbs.

  • $80,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — To plan and develop a national multisite demonstration project to examine reverse commuting as an antipoverty strategy.

  • $250,000

    1991 (Inactive Grant)


    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — To study the I Have A Dream program in Chicago and Washington, DC, and to analyze the national evaluation (over two years).

  • $262,000

    1990 (Inactive Grant)


    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — To study college students mentoring at-risk youth.

  • $75,000

    1989 (Inactive Grant)


    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — To study the I Have A Dream program in Chicago, Washington, DC, and selected sites around the country.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Public / Private Ventures $2,642,000 between 1978 and 2018.